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Children's Literature
It's hard to imagine a world without the Internet, but less than forty years ago, there was no Internet. What began as a military function designed to link computers used by the military and members of the academic community by the 1970s had grown to include dozens of universities and military installations. Technology continued to improve and in the 1980s, the military aspect of what was then known as ARPANET branched off on its own. The advent of hyperlink technology and the development of the World Wide Web made Internet technology even more widespread and by the end of the 1990s, the World Wide Web had exploded into mainstream use. Today, the Internet is used as a recreational tool as well as a source for information. Hamilton explains the dangers that lurk on the Internet, focusing on identifying the source of information, but little caution is given regarding general safety when using the Internet. Email and web pages are profiled in some detail as well as an explanation of what proper netiquette entails. This book is part of the "Straight to the Source" series. 2005, ABDO, Ages 6 to 10.
—Danielle Williams
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-These slim books have scant but generally clear, up-to-date, basic information and full-color photos. Each title begins with a history of its subject. The first one describes how books are made; the text is dry and uninteresting. The second title discusses the history of the Internet in more detail than most readers may want. Libraries contains a short and confusing explanation of the Dewey decimal system. Magazines and Newspapers both have more complete material about their subjects, focusing on the types and parts of these kinds of publications. Readers will be better served by Linda Granfield's Extra! Extra!: The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Newspapers (Kids Can, 1993) or Julie Cummins's The Inside-Outside Book of Libraries (Dutton, 1996). Additional purchases.-Katherine Devine, Westminster Academy No. 26, Elizabeth, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591975441
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Straight To The Source
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.86 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

The Internet 4
Arpanet 6
NSFNet 10
The Web 12
Surfing the Net 16
Site Evaluation 20
E-mail 22
Netiquette 24
Citing Sites 28
Glossary 30
Saying It 31
Web Sites 31
Index 32
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